Is the internet taking the mystery out of medicine? Although access to healthcare hasn't improved, access to medical information has. As a result, patients are now spending more time at PubMed than the neighborhood saloon. The effect is sobering to physicians who had enjoyed a centuries old monopoly on medspeak. Docs may have been knocked from their pedestals but they arenÃÂt down for the count. They too are basking in the benefits of cyberspace. The inspired diagnosis is only a Blackberry... Topic: Interview
Christopher Lydon interviews David Foster Wallace on February 21st, 1996, three weeks after the publication of Infinite Jest Topics: Radio Open Source, David Foster Wallace, Christopher Lydon, The Connection, Infinite Jest
A conversation about ISIS, in the wake of Senate approval for Syrian rebels, with John Mearsheimer, As'ad AbuKhalil, Hugh Roberts, and Patrick Cockburn. Topics: ISIS, Islam, jihad, Iraq, Syria, podcast, realism
Open Source post election show November 6, 2014. Christopher Lydon interviews Tom Frank of Salon magazine, Randall Kennedy of Harvard Law School and Matt Stoller of Salon magazine, also with Princeton professor Martin Gilens and Cornel West. Topic: election politics democrats
A conversation on the transcendentalism movement, with Dan McKanan, Megan Marshall, Paul Harding.Extras from Cornel West, Harold Bloom and Dan Chiasson Topics: Emerson, Thoreau, Margaret Fuller, Transcendentalism, Radio Open Source, Christopher Lydon
Hacking Democracy with Zephyr Teachout, democratic candidate for governor in New York; campaign finance reformer Lawrence Lessig, New Yorker writer Hendrick Hertzberg and campaign for the National Popular Vote. Topic: democracy campaign finance reform
An Open Source conversation on Middle East borders, with Juan Cole, Seyla Benhabib and Labib Nasir. Topics: radio open source, christopher lydon, juan cole, seyla benhabib, labib nasir, middle east, iraq,...
Open Source March 6, 2014 Black Power with Peniel Joseph, author of "Stokely Carmichael," historian Isabel Wilkerson and Boston activist Jamarhl Crawford. Topic: Black Power Stokely Carmichael Peniel Joseph